Sunday, January 20, 2013

Cold Bath in Winter

You wake up, go to the bathroom and look at the mirror. And the face that looks back at you seems to belong to the most lethargic person on the earth - someone who is compelled to be at office on this winter morning for a major presentation.

As you brush, your eyes catch the thermometer. "No way!", you exclaim aloud, knowing very well its no use.

Drearily, you switch the geyser on. And the light doesn't come!

I am sure you hate going to office on winter mornings, when all you want to do is curl under the covers and sleep! But what do you do if you are stuck in the above situation? Its an important day, and there is a power cut! Let me share what I did!

It had rained heavily last night, and this must have been a "side-effect!". I realized I had to bathe in cold water. What's worse, my hair needed to be washed as well. 

Doubtfully, I poured some water on my feet. The shiver that climbed upwards through my spine made me decide that I should just keep it to sponging my body, and delve no further. Forget the hair.

So, I sponged. Although the window was tightlly shut, I was shivering. The sponging somehow brought me to terms with the temperature of the ice-cold water - I just splashed some on my body. It was like being in a polar plunge bath - the cells of my body shook up with a start, as I found the energy to splash some more!

I turned on the shower. I felt like running away as the cold jets hit me like needles, but my inner being wanted to shampoo. I gave in.

I had a great day ahead - and because I had bathed in cold water, I did not feel the chill much either. I felt rejuvinated.

I am not afraid of bathing in cold water in winters anymore. Would you dare to?
This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda

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Penelope Potty Snooper said...

Oh you brave even put your finger in cold water in winter.........

Zainab Zainab said...

OMG!OMG!i won't ever do:p...pray!i won't ever face situatio like this:p

R. Ramesh said...

baapre...i cant think of doing such a thing yar...cold is tuf for me...

Beth said...

No bathing in cold water for me. You did a very brave thing.

My Unfinished Life said...

darling it happened to me once too, and i did exactly what u did, experienced what u can totally feel this post!!!!!

pranav said...

some people dont like to bath in winter using any kind of water :)

Ramakrishnan said...

You are indeed vary daring to have a cold water bath in winter. But it is true that the you feel warmer and more energetic for the rest of the day.

Vetirmagal said...

I liked this very much.

Hyderabad winter is not that bad, but at 12 degrees or at 14 , it is cold , the water on the overhead tank is cold. I first shampoo , crouching , so that cold water does not hit the back or the stomach , then I slowly get courage to pour water abruptly on the back, still crouching. It shocks me, but helps me to adjust.After that it is easy.

Unknown said...

Cold water bath though extremely uncomfortable at first always rejuvenates, but once is fine....wouldn't dare to again!

D.Nambiar said...

Reading this post gave me the chills. :)
It looks like the great after-effects have left you wanting more of these showers. Happy cold-water bathing. :)

Shivani Singh said...

Thank u Anupama for stopping by on my post. Glad u did that so that I could meet u and bladder still because ur profile pic shows me a charming girl who resembles so much my frnd from school. And she is a Majumdar too. For once I thought it was her but her first name starts with C.
i sure do relate to all that u say. It's like brrrrr....brrrr before ur skin touches the cold water but once u've braved the first hit it's good the whole day. Cold water showers do need some amount of courage though.
So well said about that refreshing and lovely feeling after the act of bravery.

debajyoti said...

no way! i was shivering while reading your post!

Anupama K. Mazumder said...

Indeed, a brave act!

I pray the same too. Shouldn't happen to anyone!

And imagine my situation!

I wouldn't have bathed too, but it was an important day, no?

Anupama K. Mazumder said...


I may as well join the same category - but what to do?

@Mr Ramakrishnan,
It is a very difficult way to find out!

I hope the chill goes down a bit soon.

Anupama K. Mazumder said...

Actually, I've realized that this can be done.

I wouldn't too, given an option.

Which school are you from?

:). Compulsion!

Panchali said...

brrrr... after reading this post, I'm shivering in cold!

Kappu said...

Ah yaar!! been there!! I dipped in cold water when we were in Kulu and was able to survive the rest of the day, a dry winter, without a sweater!!!! ;)

Do visit my blog! Would love to see you by! *cheers*

R. Ramesh said...

thanks buddy...nice 2 hear fm ya...

Unknown said...

I would rather skip it..I am not as brave as you!

Anupama K. Mazumder said...

Its a shivering idea, isn't it?

At last I've found someone who endoreses my experience!

Same here!

Yeh majboori!

Hilary said...

I'm shivering just reading about it... brrr. I'm glad it all worked out though and hope your power was restored shortly afterward. Thanks for your recent visit to my blog. :)

Shivani Singh said...

hey Anupama first hahaha i had a typo in my comment. pls read blabber instead of bladder...haha
And if it pleases u to know more i'm from St Joseph's Convent, Patna.
Hope to see more of u and hope to hear more from u.
Thanks for asking.

Anupama K. Mazumder said...

I had to leave for office, and things were in place once I got back.

Welcome aboard.

R. Ramesh said...

thanks buddy...arre yaar. karol bagh se bus pakadke dubai jaldi pahuncho na...v missed meeing in delhi..hehe

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Krishna/കൃഷ്ണ said...

bathing in the cold water, it is horrible for me


Unknown said...

Hi Anupama.I am happy that I visited your site. I enjoyed reading your adventure in the bathroom.I felt a chill in my whole being.I must say it was a brave act.

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